Ahhh! My face is so scary.
Last weekend's C2E2 convention brought in hoards of fans and attractions to the Chicago area. One of these attractions was the Insidious Chapter 3:Into the Further 4D experience, try saying that more than once. Two of our producers were granted advanced access to the experience before the convention started.
The attraction is housed in an extra large trailer outfitted as the house from the movies. You walk up the front steps and "into the further". Being that the experience is inside of a trailer, the waiting area is very small and outfitted with plenty of creepy stuff to accidentally step on.
To begin the experience you enter through a door, by your self, and walk down a hall, By Your Self. Ive never seen a haunted house experience where you go it alone, this was very new and interesting. Look out for a ghoul coming to scare you as you walk down the hall, also don't turn around and smile at him because he'll just start laughing and then you'll start laughing and it'll be weird... trust me. You'll enter another waiting area and get led into a small room with a chair by ghostly lady. This is were it gets weird. You put on a pair of headphones and some big 'ol goggles. Once they're on she sends you into the further. I won't spoil the surprise, but this level of virtual reality is very impressive. Pro-tip: if you have a tiny head, like me, you'll have to hold the goggles up because they won't stay there.
You end out the experience with a surprise and a souvenir photo taken right when a ghoul pops up in your face (see example below). The Insidious team has set up tablets outside to share your funny photos directly to social media. This marketing campaign is really intense, major props to the Insidious team!
The face of true terror.So when you hear of the Insidious 3: Into the Further 4D experience coming to a convention near you, check it out.